Peacefully on April 13, in Toronto, formerly of Winnipeg.
Beloved husband of the late Sharna for 60 years, loving father to Janice Karlinsky (Jon Ennis), Audrey Karlinsky (Richard Anderson), Cheryl Karlinsky (Alan Levy). Dear brother and brother-in-law of Leah and Tzvi Trefler, Minnie and the late Willy Karlinsky, the late Chaim and Eva Karlinsky, and Raizy Bercu of L.A. Devoted Zaida of Joshua, Miriam and Naomi Ennis, Rachel and Kyle Harris, and Valerie Anderson. Great Zaida to Benjamin Harris. Heartfelt thanks to his longtime devoted caregiver Bibi Bacchus and staff at the Wellesley Central Nursing Home in Toronto.
Born in Winnipeg, he attended St. John’s Tec and graduated from the U of M Faculty of Engineering 1946. After working in Toronto, he returned to Winnipeg, and partnered with Dave Kowall to found Super-lite. He enjoyed seeing it grow for 25 years until he retired. He enjoyed golfing, bridge, and fixing/building everything, but most of all, he loved summers at the cottage in Winnipeg Beach where he bbq’d his famous ribs. Family and especially his grandchildren were his greatest source of pride and joy.
Jake will be remembered as a humble and generous man of great integrity with a wry sense of humour, who always put others first and was always ready to lend a hand. He was one of a kind and will be missed terribly.
Funeral services were held on April 15 at Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel in Toronto. Interment was at the Pardes Shalom Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the charity of choice.